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2017 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final Explained

2017 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final Explained

The 2017 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final, the 130th event of its kind and the culmination of the 2017 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, was played at Croke Park in Dublin on 3 September 2017. [2] [3] [4]

The final was shown live in Ireland on RTÉ Two as part of The Sunday Game live programme, presented by Michael Lyster from Croke Park, with studio analysis from Liam Sheedy, Henry Shefflin and Ger Loughnane. Match commentary was provided by Marty Morrissey with analysis by Michael Duignan. The game was also shown live on Sky Sports, presented by Rachel Wyse and Brian Carney. [5]

Galway won their fifth All-Ireland title, winning by three points, it was their first title since 1988. [6] [7] [8] [9]

The match drew a peak audience of 1.1 million which made it the most watched RTÉ broadcast of 2017 up to then before being overtaken by the football final, it had an average audience of 901,500. [10]


The match-up was unusual for several reasons:

  • The first meeting of Galway and Waterford in the All-Ireland Hurling Final. [11][12]
  • The first final since 1996 not to involve one of the "Big Three" counties (Cork, Kilkenny and Tipperary). [13]
  • Galway had not won the All-Ireland since 1988 (29 years) and had lost six finals in the interim, 1990, 1993, 2001, 2005, 2012, and 2015. [14]
  • Waterford had not won the All-Ireland since 1959 (58 years) and had only appeared in two finals in the interim (1963 and 2008). [15]

The match was the 11th championship meeting between Galway and Waterford, the first in 1938 with the most recent in 2011. Galway had never beaten Waterford in the championship. [16]

Galway were looking to win their fifth All-Ireland title after winning in 1923, 1980, 1987, and 1988. Waterford were looking for a third title after winning in 1948 and 1959. [17]

Paths to the final Pre-match Jubilee team

The Kilkenny team that won the 1992 All-Ireland Final were presented to the crowd before the match to mark 25 years.

With a stadium capacity of 82,300, the 32 individual county boards received 60,000 tickets. Schools and third level colleges got 2,500 tickets, while season ticket holders were entitled to 5,500 tickets. 1,000 tickets were given to overseas clubs. The Camogie, Ladies' Football, Handball and Rounders Associations were each allocated about 200 tickets, as were the jubilee teams and mini-7s which play at half-time. Demand for tickets was very high in both counties with Galway and Waterford having receiving around 32,000 tickets between. Stand tickets were priced at €80 with terrace at €40. [18]

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The 2017 All-Ireland Minor Hurling Final was played between Galway and Cork as a curtain-raiser to the senior final, with Galway winning by 2-17 to 2-15. [19]


On 17 August 2017 the officials were chosen for the final by the GAA, with Tipperary's Fergal Horgan being named as the referee in what will be his first senior final. [20] Cork’s Colm Lyons was named as linesman and standby referee with Paud O’Dwyer of Carlow on the other line. The sideline official were Johnny Murphy from Limerick. The umpires were John Ryan, Paul Ryan, Mick Butler, and Sean Bradshaw. [21]

During Galway's win in the semi-final, Adrian Tuohy was involved in an incident where the helmet of Tipperary player Bonner Maher was pulled off. It was confirmed a few days later that he would face no sanction arising from the incident and would be free to play in the final. [22] [23]

During the semi-final win against Cork, Waterford's Austin Gleeson in a similar incident to Adrian Tuohy's pulled Luke Meade’s helmet off his head in the first half. It was confimred on 15 August that he would also escape punishment from the CCCC for the incident and would be free to play in the final. [24] [25] [26] It was confirmed on 22 August that Waterford's Conor Gleeson would miss the final after being handed a one-match ban after receiving a straight red card in the semi-final win against Cork. [27] [28] [29]

Jonathan Glynn was named in the starting line-up for Galway for the first time in two years, replacing Niall Burke in the half-forward line. Tadhg de Búrca returned to the Waterford line-up after being suspended for the semi-final, replacing the banned Conor Gleeson. [30]

Playing into the Davin end, Joe Canning opened the scoring for Galway after 18 seconds with a point from out on the left which he hit over his left shoulder. Further points from Johnny Coen, Joseph Cooney, and Cathal Mannion gave Galway a four points to no score lead after four minutes. In the fifth minute, Kevin Moran scored Waterford's first score, a goal when he ran in on goal after collecting a pass from Michael Walsh to finish low to the left of the net. Kevin Moran got a point in the 11th minute to make the score 0-6 to 1-2. David Burke got his second point in the 21st minute to make it 0-10 to 1-4. In the 22nd minute, a high ball in from Kieran Bennett went all the way into to the net after a mistake by Galway goalkeeper Colm Callanan when he tried to catch the ball after it bounced, this made the score 0-10 to 2-4. Galway had a one point lead at half-time on a 0-14 to 2-7 scoreline. [31]

In the second-half Pauric Mahony got the first point from a free to level the match after three minutes. Waterford had a one point lead in the 43rd minute after another free from Pauric Mahony. Joe Canning leveled the match a minute later from a free. After fifty minutes Galway had a two pint lead on a 0-20 to 2-12 scoreline, and with ten minutes to play the Galway lead was one point. With five minutes to go the lead was four for Galway after a point from Jason Flynn. Joe Canning got Galway's last point in the last minute from another free to make it 0-26 to 2-16 with the final score of the match coming from another Pauric Mahony free in the first minute of the four minutes which were added on. Despite attempts by Waterford to score a goal and level the match, Galway held on to win by three points, 0-26 to 2-17. [32]

Trophy presentation

Galway captain David Burke accepted the Liam MacCarthy Cup from GAA president Aogan O' Fearghail in the Hogan Stand. During his speach Burke paid tribute to the late Tony Keady and Niall Donoghue. [33] The Galway team then did a victory lap around Croke Park with the trophy. [34] [35]

Highlights of the final were shown on The Sunday Game programme which aired at 9:30pm that night on RTÉ Two and was presented by Des Cahill with match analysis from Brendan Cummins, Eddie Brennan, and Anthony Daly. On the man of the match award shortlist were David Burke, Gearóid McInerney and Jamie Barron, with David Burke winning the award which was presented by GAA president Aogan O' Fearghail at the City West hotel in Dublin where the post match Galway function was being held. [36]


The Galway teams returned home on the 4 September were the homecoming event was held at Pearse Stadium, with the team arriving around 7:30pm, a crowd of around 20,000 turned put to greet the team. Before that the team stopped on the way at the Fairgreen in Ballinasloe at 3pm where almost 15,000 people turned out. [37] [38] [39] [40] [41] [42]

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All Ireland Gaelic Football Final Fixture Date Announced for 2nd of September 2018

The All Ireland Football final will have a new date in 2018 after it was confirmed it will take place on the 2 nd of September.

The final, as well as the hurling showpiece, was due to be moved to August with the football on the 26 th of that month but that date has been reconsidered after it was revealed that there is a possibility of Pope Francis attending an event in Dublin on that date. To keep up to date with all betting news on next years final visit Fortuna and get some great promotional offers.

There is no change to the Hurling final which will still take place on the 19 th August while the semi-finals are due to take place two weeks earlier on the August bank holiday weekend.

Those hurling semi-finals will run side by side with the final round of the football super eights with the football semi – finals expected to take place on August 11 th and 12 th .

The plan is for the football final to revert to its original August date in 2019.

From 2019, the football final is likely to revert to an August date.

As of yet no dates have been scheduled for the two provincial hurling finals while both the Leinster and Munster football finals may have to be played on a Saturday.

Speaking with the Irish Examiner GAA director of games administration and player welfare Fergal McGill confirmed that the Central Competitions Control Committee have met twice to discuss next year’s fixture plan and the Club Players Association have also been informed of their plans.

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Travel advice for All Ireland Hurling Final - AA Blog

Travel advice for All Ireland Hurling Final

The All Ireland Hurling Championship finals take place on Sunday 7th September at Croke Park and a sell-out crowd is expected.

Stiles open at midday with Kilkenny taking on Limerick in the minor final from 1.15pm while Kilkenny play Tipperary in the senior final from 3.30pm.

As always, the usual match day restrictions will be in place around Croke Park on the day, with a Garda Cordon in effect on the streets that lead to Croke Park in place two hours prior to stiles opening time and then two hours after the senior match.

For those travelling to Croke Park, it’s strongly advised that you use public transport and the park and ride facilities.

If you’re driving to Dublin, keep in mind that there are roadworks in place at Newlands Cross on the N7 Dublin/ Limerick Rd, which has caused delays on previous weekends. Our video below details the changes you will encounter and how best to minimise your delays on approach to Newlands Cross:

Industrial action at Irish Rail has been averted and tickets for Sunday can now be purchased online here. Iarnród Éireann will provide additional capacity on DART and Commuter routes for fans attending the games in Croke Park Stadium.

Gardai advise that attendees to park in one of the park and ride facilities on the outer limits of Dublin City and utilise the many commuter trains and tram facilities to travel to Croke Park.

Luas will be running as normal this Sunday and Monday and won’t be affected by the possible Irish Rail strike.

Normal services will be operating on Dublin Bus. Services but they are expected to be busier than normal so leave extra time for your journey.

Dublin Bus have also put together these handy little guide to buses that run to Croke Park:

The following list of bus operators, which is not exhaustive, are offering services to Croke Park for supporters who are travelling from Tipperary and Kilkenny.

Bus Eireann are running a special match day service direct from Limerick, departing Limerick Station at 8.30am on Sunday morning, arriving Busáras in Dublin at 11am. Return service will depart Busáras at 6.30pm that evening, arriving in Limerick Bus Station at 9pm. Tickets for this special service can only be purchased in advance from Limerick Bus Station. For further information contact Limerick Bus Station or telephone 061-313-333.

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JJ Kavanagh will operate a special bus on Sunday from Tipperary fans coming from the Nenagh direction. It will depart Nenagh at 10am but tickets must be purchased in advance from Castle Café, Kickham St.

JJ Kavanagh will run extra coaches will leave Kilkenny City at 8:20am from Ormond College on the Ormond Rd. There are return services on this route leaving George’s Quay in Dublin at 5:45pm and 9pm. For further information on JJ Kavanagh Bus times and routes click here.

Bus Eireann also operates a service from Kilkenny City at 10am departing from Ormond House on Ormonde Rd. It’s due to arrive in Dublin City Centre on Eden Quay at 12:15pm. Returning home that evening, there is a service at 7:45pm.

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